We are starting the year off with the fabulous news that 49 donors participated in our Giving December campaign—allowing us to fully maximized all of the matching donation and raise a total of $50,835! These funds will go towards our urgently needed new building project. Thank you to everyone who answered the call and supported the future of MRCS.
Why is the new building so significant? Because we have:
- 40% of our students outside in portables every day (Grades 4-7 as well as music and drama students)
- 61 students currently waiting in our waitpool because there is no space for them in the needed classes
- Over the past 15 years, 1500+ high school athletic practices and games in rented space at a local rec center because our gym dimensions are too small for high school athletic requirements (due to COVID protocols we are not currently participating in athletic games/tournaments with other schools).
The building project will directly address all of these problems and will go on to open up further opportunities for the students of Maple Ridge Christian School. We invite you to be a part of this exciting project that will have an immediate kingdom impact and will matter for generations to come.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Stephanie Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-registration for the 2021-22 School Year
Soon MRCS families will be asked to indicate their intentions for September 2021. The re-registration process will be done online this year. A link will be sent to you on Monday, January 11. Families that re-register by Friday, January 22 will have a $100 re-registration fee. Those who re-register after January 22 will incur a $200 fee.
For families in the International Program, your re-registration package was sent out on December 10. If you did not receive it or if you have any questions, please contact Lana Maki at email@example.com.
Welcome Back Ms. Brown
Ms. Brown has returned from her maternity leave and is now teaching full-time in the Grade 6/7 classroom. We are excited to have Ms. Brown back on campus again! Thank you to Mrs. Hiller and Mrs. Holdcroft for teaching the class until the Christmas Break.
Auction Items / Services
If you have an item (in unused condition) or service that you would like to donate to our upcoming online auction, please let us know by filling out this form: Online Auction Submission
New After School Course at MRCS
We are excited to announce a new after-school course at MRCS! This course is designed to prepare ESL and ELL students in Grades 10-12 to excel in the IELTS Academic Exam (the International English Language Testing System is an English proficiency test which helps students meet university admission requirements).
- Test-taking strategies, practice exams, and personal assessments for improvement
- 45 hours of instruction from an experienced ESL instructor
- Practice speaking and listening skills with native English-speaking assistants
- Strict COVID-19 Health & Safety protocols
This program is open to MRCS students as well as students from outside of our school. Space is very limited (only 8 spots), so please let us know if you are interested.
Dates: February 1 – March 11, 2021*
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
*no class on Family Day, February 15
We are accepting applications until January 28, 2021. Limited seats are available.
More information can be found on the IELTS web page »
January 11 – Re-registration opens for the 2021-22 school year
January 22 – Current family re-registration due
January 29 – Pro D Day, NO SCHOOL
February 1-5 – New family applications accepted
High School Homework Club
Homework Club (for Grades 8-12) is happening weekly in the high school student lounge. Students will be assigned to specific areas according to their learning groups. Homework Club is on a first come, first served basis and will not accept students once all the spots are filled.
Location: High School Lounge
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM
Educational Assistant: Mrs. Cox
Boys basketball – 3:00-4:00 PM
Boys basketball – 3:00-4:30 PM
Girls basketball – 12:15-12:45 PM
Girls basketball – 2:30-4:00 PM
Jr. Boys Basketball – 3:00-4:30 PM
Sr. Boys Basketball – 4:30-6:30 PM
E-Sports — 3:00-4:00 PM
Gr. 8 Co-ed Basketball – 4:00-5:30 PM
Girls Basketball – 7:00-9:00 PM
E-Sports — 3:00-4:00 PM
Sr. Boys Basketball – 3:00-5:00 PM
Jr. Boys Basketball – 5:00-6:30 PM
Girls Basketball – 7:00-9:00 PM
Please Slow Down
We have received several complaints from our community neighbours regarding our parent vehicles driving too quickly and not fully stopping at the crosswalks and stop signs. For the streets adjacent to the school, the maximum speed is 30 km/h and vehicles must come to a complete stop at crosswalks and stop signs. Please help us be good neighbours by driving slowly and cautiously on the roads around MRCS.
Let the Office Know
If your child is going to be late/absent or if s/he will have to leave school during the day — let the office know! Please call 604.465.4442 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the office to explain why your child is missing school to have it properly recorded. Students who are leaving during the school day need to go to the front office to sign out before leaving the school.
Parent Update Centre
The Parent Update Centre is your one-stop online resource for school information. Check it out to find:
- The latest parent emails
- An archive of this year’s Buzz mailings
- Health and COVID-19 links
- School downloads (including the new daily health assessment)
Our Christmas Chapel video has been viewed over 580 times! If you have yet to check it out, you can find it here: